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Academic Exchange Programs - Special Academic Exchange Programs - #19.011

Special Academic Exchange Programs support participants in undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree professional development programs. Special Academic Exchange Programs target underserved populations from the developing world or strategically important areas. These programs provide selected participants with the opportunity to participate in exchanges and develop international competencies and skills, which allow them to serve as leaders in their professions and communities. Funding for these programs supports nonprofit organizations to plan activities, recruit and select participants, and administer and monitor international exchange programs. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides scholarships to U.S. undergraduates with financial need for study abroad, including students from diverse backgrounds and students going to non-traditional study abroad destinations. The Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship Program provides fellowships for Master's level study in the United States in selected fields to young and mid-career individuals in order to foster democratization and the transition to market economies in Eurasia. The Junior Faculty Development Program provides university faculty in the early stages of their careers opportunities to upgrade their knowledge of the subjects they teach, and to maintain on-going contacts between their home and host institutions. The United States--South Pacific Scholarship Program provides educational opportunities for academically talented individuals from South Pacific countries to pursue bachelor's and master's degree study at U.S. institutions in fields that are directly relevant to development needs in the Pacific region. The Timor Leste Scholarship is a scholarship program open to Timorese who meet specific selection criteria. The objective of the program is to identify and support the education of academically talented Timorese who are in the future expected to assume leadership roles in Timor-Leste. Special Academic Programs include several other academic exchange initiatives in which the U.S. Congress has particular interest. Please refer to the grants.gov or Federal Register announcement for further information.




Pursuant to the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (Fulbright-Hays Act) the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State awards grants and cooperative agreements to educational and cultural public or private nonprofit foundations or institutions. Applications may be submitted by public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3). Organizations must have nonprofit status with the IRS at the time of application. Please refer to the grants.gov or Federal Register announcement for further eligibility criteria. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

As stated in the Grants.gov and Federal Register announcements.

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